Texas-Based Textile Recyclers
American Textile Recycling Service (Houston) hosts drop boxes for textiles and sorts textiles and other goods for reuse and recycling. ATRS hosts a 24-hour hotline (866-900-9308) to inform residents of drop box locations.
The Houston Furniture Bank (Houston) refurbishes select used mattresses and supplies them to people in need and recycles the remainder of the mattresses that they receive. This organization recycles over 2,000 mattresses each month through its seven drop-off locations in the Houston area.
Re-Mat (San Antonio) is a nonprofit organization serving central Texas communities that converts used memory foam mattresses into dog beds. Re-Mat is also raising funds to establish a mattress recycling operation that can handle inner-spring mattresses.
National Programs and Resources
Blue Jeans Go Green — Recycle your worn denim through the Blue Jeans Go Green program. You can drop off at a participating retailer or mail your denim for free.
Donation Town — Find and schedule clothing donation pick-up service in your area.
H&M, Don't Let Fashion Go To Waste — H&M retail stores accept any brand textiles, in any condition, at all their locations globally for recycling or reuse.
Nike — Nike accepts used athletic shoes of any brand (but only athletic shoes) at most locations and select locations also accept any brand of athletic tops or bottoms.
The North Face — The North Face, through their Clothes the Loop program, accepts clothing and shoes of any brand for recycling at their retail and outlet stores.
Patagonia — Trade in unwanted Patagonia clothing and accessories at any Patagonia store or via mail. If your items are eligible, you'll receive a credit to use on new Patagonia gear. If your items aren't accepted, Patagonia will recycle them.
Soles 4 Souls — Soles 4 Souls (S4S) is a national shoe recycling program in which shoe retailers accept used shoes at their stores, or individuals can mail them to a central site at no cost. Shoes are recycled and people living in poverty are provided with work opportunities.